PDP Storms NASS, Protests Onochie’s Nomination As INEC Commissioner
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday stormed the National Assembly to protest against the nomination of the Special Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, for appointment as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, representing Delta State.
This happened as the party vowed that four of of its lawmakers that recently decamped to the All Progressives Congress will be made to lose their seats in the Senate.
Source – The Nation
More Than 230 Deaths Reported In Canada Amid Historic Heat Wave
More than 230 deaths have been reported in British Columbia, Canada since Friday as a historic heat wave brought record-high temperatures.
The province’s chief coroner called it an “unprecedented time.”
“Since the onset of the heat wave late last week, the BC Coroners Service has experienced a significant increase in deaths reported where it is suspected that extreme heat has been contributory,” Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe said in a statement.
The coroner’s service normally receives about 130 death reports over a four-day period.
From Friday through to Monday, at least 233 deaths were reported, the chief coroner said, adding “this number will increase as data continues to be updated.”
Coroners are now gathering information to determine the cause and manner of deaths and whether heat played a role, the statement said.
Source – 9News